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In the Moment Mindfulness with Fiona Jensen

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / January 11, 2021 /

“Mindfulness is weight lifting for your brain.” That is how Fiona Jensen, Founder and CEO of Calmer Choice @calmerchoice, describes the importance of mindfulness. Fiona founded Calmer Choice in 2009 in response to the emotional devastation experienced by her community and especially the young people in her community, after the tragic deaths of some local…

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Emotional Intelligence: Interview with Christine Casper

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / January 9, 2021 /

Our first interview of the year with Christine Casper is full, moving and life changing. Christine not only possesses Emotional Intelligence (EI) but lucky for us, she shares with us how to find and improve it. Emotions are our source of energy. Emotion and reason are the driving forces behind what creates art, science, culture,…

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When Quitting is a Good Thing

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / December 7, 2020 /

In 2006, Lindsay Vastola quit her successful international marketing  job in Manhattan to become a fitness professional and a well respected national expert on fitness. .  Lindsay founded Body Project Fitness & Lifestyle, with locations in New Jersey, VastPotential, a professional development company for fitness professionals, served as the editor-in-chief of the fitness industry business…

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Jenice Mattek: This is More Than Your Pelvic Floor

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / November 30, 2020 /

We were blown away by our interview with Jenice Mattek, and we think it is one of our most informative and interesting sessions to date.  Don’t let the subject matter scare you away- we all have a core and a pelvic floor and what you may be living with as normal, might just not be. …

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Leslee Bender: Helping People Embrace Life and Age Gracefully

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / November 23, 2020 /

Leslee Bender epitomizes active and ageless enthusiasm.  She has worked for over 30 years in the fitness industry and travels throughout the world as an international fitness trainer. She was recently named IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year (WOW!)  Creator of the Bender Method of Training,  you will remember her from the famous Bender Ball…

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Dan Ritchie – Age is Just a Number

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / November 16, 2020 /

Do you feel like your gym or trainer understands your specific goals, potential, needs, and limitations? We interviewed Dan Ritchie from the Functional Aging Institute, a fitness professional and Ph.D. who is at the forefront of training older adults. The Functional Aging Institute are world-class leaders in developing and teaching innovative, effective, and evidence-based training…

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Risa Sheppard: SHEPPARD METHOD PILATES: MIND BODY SPIRIT

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / November 9, 2020 /

Risa Sheppard of Sheppard Method Pilates is one of the world’s most sought after Pilates instructors.  She is the creator of Sheppard Method Pilates which teaches the mind, body and spirit connection and personal empowerment. Risa has dedicated her life’s work to helping others achieve personal perfection and maintain optimal health, no matter what their…

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Leslie Saeta of My 100 Year Old Home: Sharing Makes the Difference

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / November 3, 2020 /

Leslie Saeta is the designer, decorator, creator, DIYer, seamstress, party planner, baker, and chef, to only name a fraction of her talents, behind “My 100 Year Old Home”. She has been involved in marketing and art for many years, but now she is an exceptionally successful, respected, and well known Instagrammer, blogger, and influencer. If…

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Margi Gad is Fierce and Regal

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 26, 2020 /

Today we are speaking with Margi Gad of Fierce + Regal, a gorgeous luxury clothing line. Margi wanted workout clothes that looked good and put together while not being obvious she was wearing activewear. She succeeded because Fierce and Regal can be worn for all types of occasions, including from the boardroom to the gym.…

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Come Dance with Nancy Hays

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 20, 2020 /

We had the pleasure of speaking and dancing with Nancy Hays. She is a talented dancer, singer, songwriter and entertainer who runs several different companies and websites. We doubt there is anything she cannot do. She has appeared on several TV shows as a dance instructor, (and even taught Mario Lopez how to Salsa!) and…

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